Finally, after a week of clouds, rain and icy winds, a switch has been flicked on somewhere and summer has arrived in our small part of Spain. Just in time for many holiday makers as the resort springs into life with children filling the gardens and people all about making the most of the Easter holidays. Rumour has it there was even children in the pool – crazy, its not that warm – bet they weren’t Spanish or Spanish residents. Its very apt that the weather has changed as tomorrow is the first day of Summer – remember those clocks go forward.
Al Kasar’s business are waking up ready for the Easter period. Going around the square, La Cata is now open with a new menu and check out the new inside refurbishment. The ice-cream parlour has re-opened under new management, Lynn and Neil of the Clover have taken it over and are selling ice-creams and snacks. The Bulgarian has a new name, Restaurant Sofia, The Clover is open as usual, whilst the French restaurant remains closed. Chris and Marie re-launched the Bokao last night. They have taken over from the previous owners and are planning to continue to run the bar and provide the excellent Menu del dia and Tapas menu introduced over the Winter. Eden Beauty continues to keep us ladies looking good while the patisserie, El Rincon, tucked away in the sunny morning corner, is growing from strength to strength with Javier and Michaela, or Micky as she is known, slowly building up the business with their increasing number of regular customers. The bread, pastries, cakes and coffee are all delicious and finally completing the circuit we have Big G’s American diner, reopened after their winter break.
Around the resort we have a new Laundrette, situated in the Condado Club was we are told is many a key holder/cleaners saviour over the recent period of bad weather as getting washing to dry was difficult – with either the washing on the lines blew away or got soaked.
Today I ventured out and found a new value for money eating place. Carrefour in the Cartagena’s Espacio Mediterraneo Centre. The small cafe area is to be found in the walk-way from Carrefour to the shops. Here you can buy portions of pizzas, quality baguettes, pastries, muffins, doughnuts and hot and cold drinks for 1 euro each. There is also a selection of cold tapas dishes which are purchased in a plastic tub to eat there or taken away. Amazing value and excellent quality. So if you venture shopping over your Easter break and need a snack that’s my recommendation for today.
Thanks to the people I spoke to yesterday that reminded me that people look forward to my blogs and enjoy the Easter break where ever you may be